Producer/Host: Amy Browne
Engineer: John Greenman
Today we’re talking about transparency in government here in Maine with 3 guests who have a lot of experience poking around behind the scenes to keep an eye on what our public officials are up to. They share some stories of what they’ve uncovered and some tips on how Maine’s Freedom of Access Act (FOAA) process works –in case you’d like to do some sleuthing yourselves.
Naomi Schalit and John Christie, investigative journalists with the Maine Center for Public Interest Reporting, and regulars here on the WERU News Report. FMI: www.pinetreewatchdog.org
Mike Tipping, blogger & columnist for the BDN and Portland Press Herald, as well as the author of “As Maine Went: Governor LePage and the Tea Party Takeover of Maine”. Mike also works for the Maine People’s Alliance. FMI: thetippingpoint.bangordailynews.com/